Photo by Shelly, Avon Wildlife Trust
Senior Ecologist Glenn Norris granted Barn owl survey licence
April 24, 2017

Bat Survey season has started – Avoid development delays!

Lesser Horseshoe Bat – Photo Credit: Thomas Foxley
Lesser Horseshoe Bat – Photo Credit: Thomas Foxley

Lesser Horseshoe Bat – Photo Credit: Thomas Foxley

Bat survey season has started and runs until September. Bats are highly protected and threatened by development and as a result, any works or planning consent where bats may be impacted must be evaluated by a suitably qualified ecologist. Our Natural England licensed bat ecologists will typically conduct an initial building or tree assessment to assess the potential for bats to be using the site. Follow-up surveys may be necessary to determine the nature of the use of the site for roosting and/or foraging and commuting bats.

Where bat roosts are found and there is a need for mitigation as part of a European Protected Species license application from Natural England, our team of ecologists are highly experienced and can give you advise and support at all stages.

 

If you have upcoming projects that will require bat surveys, we recommend getting your initial assessment booked as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary delays. Contact our ecology team who will be happy to give you advice.